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1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
202.483.8600 http://www.smithcenter.org

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September 2017

Outside the Lines

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kiersten Gallagher Creative expression is often used in the healing process and it is at the core of Smith Center’s philosophy, but fear of judgment and “not being an artist” can often prevent us from tapping into its healing power. Join us for Outside the Lines, where a facilitator will help you reclaim art-making as a healing tool through guided creative projects. Participants who feel comfortable working on their own projects are also welcome to do so. Our extensive…

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Knitting in the Nook

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

September 21 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. September Classes 10:15am - 11:30am September 7 September 14 September 21 September 28…

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Move, Dance, Create

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in September: September 1 September 8 September 15…

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Nueva Vida Grupo de Apoyo (en Español)

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Smith Center es ahora el anfitrión de los Grupos de Apoyo para la Comunidad Latina en Español Estamos muy felices de anunciar que seremos los anfitriones de los grupos de apoyo de Nueva Vida para la comunidad latina. Nueva Vida es una organización independiente, sin fines de lucro, que proporciona servicios integrales de cáncer gratuitos, a las familias latinas en el Distrito de Columbia, Virginia del Norte (hasta el sur de Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Condados de Montgomery y…

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Gentle AM Yoga

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Beth Lawrence RYT 500 Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. September Classes 10:30am - 11:45am Closed on September 4 September 11 September…

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Cancer Support Group

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW Being diagnosed with cancer is difficult, and sometimes it is hard for family and friends to understand exactly what you’re going through. We hope this support group will help you feel less isolated and allow you to make connections with others facing a similar challenge. This group is designed so that you can share common concerns, fears and coping strategies with other people who have been in similar shoes. Participants will explore their experience with cancer…

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Chair Yoga

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Beth Lawrence, RYT 500 Our chair yoga practice will connect body and mind. You are invited to relax deeply as we move through a series of gentle seated and supported poses that promote self-care. All levels welcome. Weekly class on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm. September 5 September 12 September 19 September 26 Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10 Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25 Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of…

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Knitting in the Nook for Young Adults

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Join the Smith Center's young adults! We'll be hanging out in the nook, and we'll have supplies on hand to teach anyone who wants to learn. Come stitch with friends or learn something new! Weekly, on Tuesdays from 5pm - 7pm.

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Gentle PM Yoga

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT 500 Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. September Classes 6:00pm - 7:15pm September 5 September 12 September 19…

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Knitting in the Nook

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

September 28 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. September Classes 10:15am - 11:30am September 7 September 14 September 21 September 28…

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Move, Dance, Create

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in September: September 1 September 8 September 15…

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Nueva Vida Grupo de Apoyo (en Español)

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Smith Center es ahora el anfitrión de los Grupos de Apoyo para la Comunidad Latina en Español Estamos muy felices de anunciar que seremos los anfitriones de los grupos de apoyo de Nueva Vida para la comunidad latina. Nueva Vida es una organización independiente, sin fines de lucro, que proporciona servicios integrales de cáncer gratuitos, a las familias latinas en el Distrito de Columbia, Virginia del Norte (hasta el sur de Prince William County), Suburban Maryland (Condados de Montgomery y…

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October 2017

Chair Yoga

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Beth Lawrence, RYT 500 Weekly on Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm Our chair yoga practice will connect body and mind. You are invited to relax deeply as we move through a series of gentle seated and supported poses that promote self-care. All levels welcome.   Sessions in October: October 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October 31 Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Finding Your Way Through Cancer: The Power of Navigation

October 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Carole O'Toole, MS Integrative Cancer Care Navigation empowers people living with cancer to become more engaged in their healing and wellbeing through education, information and assistance with selecting and accessing supportive resources. Navigators provide compassionate, caring support from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. No matter where you find yourself on the cancer journey, navigation can be a powerful tool in your healing. Carole O’Toole, MS, Director of Integrative Navigation Team, will introduce you to integrative navigation, created at Smith…

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Knitting in the Nook

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Vitamin D with Cancer: Prevention & Therapy

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Dr. Donald "Skip" Trump, MD, FACP Vitamin D has gained considerable attention in recent years because research indicates that low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a greater risk of many kinds of cancer and poorer outcome following cancer diagnosis. Supplementing vitamin D may also suppress cancer growth and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Dr. Trump will discuss this research and what it might mean for cancer patients, care providers and the general population.   Donald “Skip” Trump,…

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Gentle AM Yoga

October 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 Our yoga…

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Move, Learn, Create

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. October 6 October 13 October 20 October 27 Suggested donation:…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Living Through Grief and Loss

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Mary Anne Cook Grief is the heart’s natural response to the loss of something important, whether it’s the death of a loved one or pet, the break up of a relationship, loss of health, job loss, or a myriad of other losses.  The grief process, while healthy and natural, often creates a constellation of emotions and reactions that are hard to handle, and it can be a time of isolation and confusion.  This workshop is designed to help anyone…

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Knitting in the Nook

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

October 12 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 Our yoga…

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*NEW Healing Circle for Widow & Widowers

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Wendy Miller & Larry Kanter 4:30pm – 6:00pm October 12 and 26 November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21  Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom.  Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and…

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Move, Learn, Create

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. October 6 October 13 October 20 October 27 Suggested donation:…

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DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C Monthly on Sunday, 5:00-6:30pm October 15 November 5 December 3 Meet other young adult cancer survivors and enjoy a light dinner and facilitated group support session. This monthly gathering is a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health organizations and cancer support groups.* Thanks to our partners, we are able to provide a supportive community to more young adults in the DC region: Cancer Support Community GWU Medical Faculty Associates First Descents…

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Cancer Support Group

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600. Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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*NEW Kids Club

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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In Partnership with George Washingtion University, Georgetown University, and Washington Hospital Wednesday, October 18 & November 29  6:00 – 7:30pm Kids Club is designed for children ages 6 to 12 years old with a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer. The group is a safe space for both kids and parents to come together to explore emotions, resilience, and coping with cancer in the family through art activities. Pizza will be provided.  

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Gentle AM Yoga

October 19 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 Our yoga…

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Move, Learn, Create

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. October 6 October 13 October 20 October 27 Suggested donation:…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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An Evening for Caregivers and their Loved Ones with Cancer

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Julia Rowland, Ph.D. and Jonathan Gilbert, L.Ac. Cancer caregivers are the ‘hidden’ survivors in the cancer journey, and many wonder if the help they provide is useful; yet research tells us that caregivers are vital to the wellbeing of their care recipient, and caregivers will play an increasingly important role in improving care and outcomes for their loved ones in the future. Come learn about how caregivers make a difference, common challenges caregivers confront, and tools and techniques to…

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Gentle AM Yoga

October 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 Our yoga…

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*NEW Healing Circle for Widow & Widowers

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Wendy Miller & Larry Kanter 4:30pm – 6:00pm October 12 and 26 November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21  Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom.  Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and…

Find out more »

Move, Learn, Create

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm October 6 October 13 October 20 October 27 Suggested donation:…

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Easy Meal Prep: Nourish Your Loved Ones Who Have Cancer

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Chef Laura Pole Have you been trying to figure out how to help your loved one who has cancer?   How about preparing healing nourishing delicious meals for them?  Join Chef Laura Pole to learn tips on making this loving act fun and easy.  You'll learn how to make nutritious snacks as well as make-ahead dishes that are ready to reheat or freeze.  You'll learn how  your presence during food preparation and  at mealtimes is a healing gift for…

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Cancer Support Group

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600. Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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November 2017

Knitting in the Nook

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

November 2 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30 Our yoga…

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*NEW Healing Circle for Widow & Widowers

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Wendy Miller & Larry Kanter 4:30pm – 6:00pm October 12 and 26 November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21  Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom.  Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and…

Find out more »

Move, Learn, Create

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm November 3 November 17 Suggested donation: $15 for one class…

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Moving Dialogues: How Do I Forgive?

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Join us for "Healing with Contradiction Dance," a moving dialogues workshop with Contradiction Dance and Kelly King.

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DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C Monthly on Sunday, 5:00-6:30pm October 15 November 5 December 3 Meet other young adult cancer survivors and enjoy a light dinner and facilitated group support session. This monthly gathering is a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health organizations and cancer support groups.* Thanks to our partners, we are able to provide a supportive community to more young adults in the DC region: Cancer Support Community GWU Medical Faculty Associates First Descents…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

November 9 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30 Our yoga…

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Cancer Support Group

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600. Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

November 16 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30 Our yoga…

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*NEW Healing Circle for Widow & Widowers

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Wendy Miller & Larry Kanter 4:30pm – 6:00pm October 12 and 26 November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21  Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom.  Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and…

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Move, Learn, Create

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm November 3 November 17 Suggested donation: $15 for one class…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

November 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Cancer Support Group

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600. Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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*NEW Kids Club

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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In Partnership with George Washingtion University, Georgetown University, and Washington Hospital Wednesday, October 18 & November 29  6:00 – 7:30pm Kids Club is designed for children ages 6 to 12 years old with a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer. The group is a safe space for both kids and parents to come together to explore emotions, resilience, and coping with cancer in the family through art activities. Pizza will be provided.  

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Gentle AM Yoga

November 30 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30 Our yoga…

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December 2017

Move, Learn, Create

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm December 1 December 8 December 15 Suggested donation: $15 for…

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DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C Monthly on Sunday, 5:00-6:30pm October 15 November 5 December 3 Meet other young adult cancer survivors and enjoy a light dinner and facilitated group support session. This monthly gathering is a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health organizations and cancer support groups.* Thanks to our partners, we are able to provide a supportive community to more young adults in the DC region: Cancer Support Community GWU Medical Faculty Associates First Descents…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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*NEW Healing Circle for Widow & Widowers

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Wendy Miller & Larry Kanter 4:30pm – 6:00pm October 12 and 26 November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21  Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom.  Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and…

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Move, Learn, Create

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm December 1 December 8 December 15 Suggested donation: $15 for…

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Cancer Support Group

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Jennifer Bires, LICSW This weekly support group provides participants with the opportunity to explore their experience with cancer in a safe group setting with a trained social worker and to connect with others who are facing a similar challenge. This group is designed specifically for individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. The group will also be closed, welcoming new members at the first meeting of each month. Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600. Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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#AYACancer Town Hall on Fertility Perseveration and Family Building

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Hosted by Critical Mass The National Cancer Institute estimates that each year nearly one-quarter of all new cancer diagnosis will impact men and women of reproductive age.  Cancer patients and their providers have a very short window to decide to preserve fertility whether prior to treatment or in between surgery and chemotherapy. In addition, adolescents and young adults face unique barriers.  Many providers do not discuss how cancer treatment will impact their fertility and if they do, they do not…

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Gentle AM Yoga

December 14 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am December 14 December 21 Our yoga classes are listed with…

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Move, Learn, Create

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Kelly King We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind! Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm December 1 December 8 December 15 Suggested donation: $15 for…

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*NEW Knit Night for Young Adults

December 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm In these weekly knitting sessions, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants.  Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.  

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Knitting in the Nook

December 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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With Project Knitwell and Friends Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good…

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Gentle AM Yoga

December 21 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Kiersten Gallagher Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome. Classes 10:15am – 11:30am December 14 December 21 Our yoga classes are listed with…

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*NEW Healing Circle for Widow & Widowers

December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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with Wendy Miller & Larry Kanter 4:30pm – 6:00pm October 12 and 26 November 2 and 16 December 7 and 21  Healing Circles bring together small numbers of people impacted by a condition or circumstance to share experiences and harvest collective wisdom.  Healing Circles is a peer-led process by which people support each other through deep listening and shared learning. When working at its best, this collaborative conversation model leads to authentic and deep connectivity and can create wisdom and…

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